Hinckley AFC’s build up to 2019-20 continued with a narrow 2-1 defeat to Midland League Premier Division side Coventry United.
On a hot evening at the Welfare Ground, AFC competed well against their higher level hosts but fell to defeat by the odd goal in three.
Trialist, substitute Steve Pywell, scored for Courtney Belford’s side to cancel out a screamer which gave Coventry the lead.
But the visitors restored their lead and held on to condemn Hinckley to defeat in their penultimate pre-season friendly.
AFC are back in action when Barwell visit the Welfare Ground on Tuesday.